Two steps forward…

…and one backwards. The last week has been a bit of a backward step for me. Seven days ago, I thought I had mastered it, watercolouring. I was silly of course to think this way. I was painfully reminded that I am in fact a student of art. My last four watercolours have been flops,… Continue reading Two steps forward…

Sketching in Stockholm

Once a month a small group of sketchers and I meet and have great fun doing what we enjoy most – having coffee! Långholmen, Stockholm, 20130825 Långholmen, Stockholm, 20130825

Monday’s naked hand

I gave this hand two washes and then stopped, I was planning to add a few more but realised that I was happy with it after two. It is interesting when one gets the message to stop. Sometimes, it comes too late of course. Moleskin watercolour notebook, 9 x 14 cm.


Firstly, I would just like to say that I am very happy with the execution of this painting. It was the first time I used 100% cotton paper (Arches Rough, 300gsm),  and wow, what a difference it makes. It is so much easier to paint on high quality paper.The only problem I have with this… Continue reading Porn?

Two naked hands

I managed to draw and paint two hands during my lunch break today. I’m quite happy with them, it’s difficult to paint on such a small format. I feel that my watercolouring skills are improving, this feels very rewarding.

Introducing The Naked Hand

I try and do a sketch or a painting during my lunch break at work as often as possible. I really would like to practice my figure painting but having pictures of naked people on my computer screen is a bit of a sensitive issue to say the least. So, I have found the solution… Continue reading Introducing The Naked Hand

Watercolour sketches from Corfu

I had big plans to do a whole bunch of watercolours on my sailing trip. In reality it was almost impossible to concentrate for any length of time in the 35-36 degrees of heat. Still, I had a wonderful holiday and my batteries are charged. The sketches are A5 in size approximately. Reversed perspective. (… Continue reading Watercolour sketches from Corfu

Home from Corfu

Here are a few more A5 pencil sketches from my holiday sailing around Corfu. The sketch book was a present from my son. 🙂